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Re: [BKARTS] Your details



I just heard on the radio that a NEW (not MSBlast) virus is spreading faster than any previous virus.  It's not verrrry distructive.  It's called something like BigF or something like that.  Also it is the third virus to be spread in the last ten days.

Bruce Levy
----- Original Message -----
From: Kris Haff <krishaff@FASTMAIL.FM>
Date:         Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:35:33 -0800
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU
Subject:      Re: [BKARTS] Your details

> I just know that it is indeed a virus and that it's spreading incredibly
> rapidly.
> The firewalls where I work are stopping about 600 virus-laden emails an
> hour at this point.
>
> Here are some details our IT section sent out on another big virus making
> its way around the planet:
> "It has several names, the most popular ones are MSBlast or Lovsan.
> It is exploiting a security hole in Microsoft Windows operating systems.
> It is an executable program spread as an email attachment called
> msblast.exe but there will be other names as other variants are released.
> Once a machine is infected, it can infect other machines that do not have
> the appropriate Windows security patch installed. It also contains a
> payload to overload Microsoft's WindowsUpdate website with traffic
> causing problems for people to get the patches they need. There probably
> will be other destructive problems as variants are released. There have
> been reports of automatically shutting down systems, rebooting and
> creating backdoors into systems for later intrusions.
> More information is available at http://symantec.com/ or
> http://www.cert.org
> "
>
> I hope that helps.
>
>
>
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 11:53:46 -0700, "mbelloff, IntimaPress"
> <mbelloff@YAHOO.COM> said:
> > I've been getting non-stop spamming the past 24 hours.  I just received
> > an e-mail titled "Your details" from Book Arts List with a 98K attachment
> > that had a virus detected (I did not open it, of course).  Is anyone
> > having the same problems and know of any solution?
> >
> > BOOK_ARTS-L@LISTSERV.SYR.EDU wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > mindy belloff ~ http://www.IntimaPress.com
> >
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